Casey O’Neill has another veteran in her sights.
MMA Fighting’s Damon Martin and Mike Heck confirmed with sources with knowledge of the matchup that O’Neill (9-0) and Jessica Eye (15-10, 1 NC) have verbally agreed to fight one another at UFC 276 on July 2, which takes place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas during International Fight Week. The contracts are still to be signed.
The news was first reported by ESPN.
After a win in a split over Roxanne Modafferi at UFC 271, O’Neill has just returned from a victory. The win improved her UFC record to 4-0 and she currently holds the No. 13 spot in MMA Fighting’s Global Rankings. Other UFC wins include finishes by Antonina Schevchenko and Lara Procopio.
Eye looks to return to action after seeing her past two bookings fall through. An illness forced her to withdraw from a bout with Andrea Lee last November and then she had to pull out of a fight with Manon Fiorot at UFC 272 due to injury. The 12-year veteran and one-time UFC title challenger is in need of a win after dropping three straight decisions.